Finally, scientists have come through with a health benefit for drinking beer. Creativity! Now you don’t have to feel guilty about swigging down a bottle or two.
A study done by researchers at the University of Graz in Austria, has shown that drinking one pint of beer for men or 350 ml for women will increase creative thought. Association tests showed significant improvement. Although small amounts could improve mental spontaneity, obviously drinking to excess can reduce creativity and mental alertness.
The beer industry is often thought to be recession-proof. and fortunately, there are over a dozen publicly traded beer stocks to choose from.
TRIVIA: The average age of publicly traded beer companies is 137 years old
Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), based in Belgium, is the largest brewer in the world. The stock sports a forward price to earnings ratio of 26, and pays a generous yield of 3.23%.
Boston Beer Company (SAM) is famous for its Samuel Adams Boston Lager. The stock trades at 27 times forward earnings but does not pay a dividend.
In the smaller market cap arena, Craft Brew Alliance (BREW) has a forward PE of 34. The company brans include Kona, Widmer Brothers, Redhook.
If you want to try a taste of some of the beer stocks, go to this list of beer stocks. Maybe your portfolio will become a bit more creative.